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Dr. Mark Pack
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Takayasu Arteritis (Overview)

It is an inflammation of large blood vessels (e.g., aorta) which can cause aneurysms.


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If i get takayasu arteritis, what are the symptoms?

If i get takayasu arteritis, what are the symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the vessels involved and the severity of the involvement. The most common symptoms are those that related to reduced blood flow to the brain or arms. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
19 doctors shared insights

Takayasu Arteritis (Overview)

It is an inflammation of large blood vessels (e.g., aorta) which can cause aneurysms.


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Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this i'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Takayasu arteritis what r the test to no if I have this i'm getting thick tough temporal artery with pain around my ear?

Wrong vasculitis: Tenderness around the temporal artery is quite suggestive of temporal arteritis, a type of vasculitis that most surgeons call giant cell arteritis. If you truly are concerned i'd suggest seeing your pcp right away as untreated temporal arteritis can lead to blindness. Takayasu's ateritis affects the medium sized vessels of the body such as carotid and subclavian arteries. Temp artery is too small. ...Read more

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Do you know about takayasu arteritis?

Yes: This a form of vasculitis generally sen in younger individuals in their 20s or 30 s with varied symptoms. It generally involves the largest blood vessels especially the aorta and can cause significant problems of lack of blood flow to brain and other major organs. Also notables are symptoms of fatigue and possible fever. Need immediate attention and treatment often with high dose steroid drugs or ...Read more

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Does anybody treat takayasu arteritis?

Does anybody treat takayasu arteritis?

Steroids or surgery: Prednisone/ steroids are the main way of treatment . Some patients will require open bypass surgery in case of steroid resistance. ...Read more

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How the disease takayasu arteritis will be treated?

Corticosteroids: At present corticosteroids are the mainstay but other medications include cytotoxic drugs and those used for connective tissue diseases. The activity is assessed by lab and imaging. Your physician will assess your activity and help decide your best approach. ...Read more

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My sister had takayasu arteritis known before 5months ago . giving treatment now.but doctors are said there is no longer life.plz tell another solutio?

My sister had takayasu arteritis known before 5months ago . giving treatment now.but doctors are said there is no longer life.plz tell another solutio?

I don't understand: what you mean by "there is no longer life" Please restate the question so that we can come up with a helpful answer ...Read more

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Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Takayasu arteritis--causes and cures?

Steroids or surgery: Prednisone/ steroids are the main way of treatment . Some patients will require open bypass surgery in case of steroid resistance . Causes are idiopathic or unknown .. It is an autoimmune disease affecting the wall of large blood vessels causing narrowing by fibrosis. ...Read more

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How will the disease takayasu arteritis be treated and prevented?

How will the disease takayasu arteritis be treated and prevented?

Steroids, surgery: Treatment typically with immune suppressants like steroids . In resistant cases surgical bypass is offered . No known way to prevent it. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Arteritis (Definition)

Arteritis is a term for inflammation of an artery. Many conditions that cause arteritis are caused by a person's own ...Read more